Real Madrid great Raul will take over Los Blancos’ Castilla side next season, the La Liga giants have confirmed.
Raul had been in charge of youth sides Cadete B and Juvenil B, and will now take on the top job in Madrid’s famed academy.
Castilla – Los Blancos’ B team – currently play in Segunda Division B – Group 1, having lost out to Cartagena in the promotion play-offs last season.
Current Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane also started his senior coaching career with Madrid’s Castilla side, with Santiago Solari having followed a similar path.
“Raul Gonzalez Blanco will coach Castilla for the coming season,” Madrid revealed in a statement released on Thursday.
“Raul, who this season was trainer of the Cadete B and Juvenil B, will begin a new professional spell in Real Madrid.”